New Times: On the title track, you call for a revolution by "any means necessary." Do you really mean that?
Dan Lukacinsky: Over the next few years, I think it's going to get to the point where people get so fucking fed up with the Bush administration's antics -- for lack of a better term -- that shit's going to go down, yeah.
NT: What do you think the chances are that the FBI has got a file on you?
DL: The FBI's probably got a wiretap on everybody.
NT: Do you think American Idiot deserves the credit it got?
DL: When I first heard it, I thought, wow, these guys are seniors in the punk rock scene, so it's pretty cool they're saying this. If I had multimillions in the bank from everything they've done, I'd be like, "Fuck it, I'll say whatever I want to say." But then I see them accepting Grammys, the most fucking conformist industry award you can accept. It totally made me not care about anything they were saying. Like, "Yeah, okay, I know where you guys are coming from."
NT: On "17% 18-25," a song about the percentage of young voters who actually voted in 2004, you say "Fuck Gideon Yago and fuck MTV." Why give SuChin Pak a free ride?
DL: Because she's a hot Asian chick, that's why.